Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Abuse and Stalking ... Stop it by Telling Someone
You are Not Alone
1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men will be the victim of sexual violence.
You are Not Going Crazy
Sexual abuse survivors often feel alone and powerless. Guilt, shame, and fear are common feelings.
Healing is Possible!
Recovery takes time, but there are a number of things that can help.
If You are Hurt
- Call 9-1-1
- Preserve Evidence.
- Keep torn or bloodied clothing and go to the emergency room for treatment.
- Do not bathe or wash.
- Ask the staff to photograph your injuries.
Because each situation is different, no one can list actions that are guaranteed to protect against acquaintance or stranger rape. But there are some tactics to think about.
- Talk, stall for time and assess your situation, do not go with an attacker.
- Try to escape. Be rude! Scream! Yell! Kick! Fight! Run! Act crazy! Yell Fire.
- Call 9-1-1
- Call Corban Campus Safety 503-510-6430
- Never put yourself in a dangerous situation. Do not try to mediate.
- Ask a victim if he/she is okay. Provide options and a listening ear.
- Ask the person if he/she wants to leave. Make sure that he/she gets home safely.
- Encourage friends to report abuse, be supportive, don’t judge.
What Can My Friends and I do to be Safe?
Acting as a community helps Corban be a safe place. Remember these tips when you are out:
- Have a plan. Talk with your friends about your plans for the night BEFORE you go out. Where do you want to go? Having a clear plan ahead of time helps friends look after one another.
- Go out together. Go out as a group and come home as a group; never separate and never leave your friend(s) behind.
- Watch out for others. If you are walking at night with friends and notice a woman walking by herself in the same direction, ask her to join you so she doesn’t have to walk alone.
- Diffuse situations. If you see a friend coming on too strong to someone who may be unable to make a consensual decision, interrupt, distract, or redirect the situation. If you are too embarrassed or shy to speak out, get someone else to step in.
- Trust your instincts. If a situation or person doesn’t seem “right” to you, trust your gut and remove yourself, if possible, from the situation.
Corban Campus Safety provides free safe walk services and vehicle transport (24 hours) 503-510-6430
Sexual assault is any sexual act directed against another person, that is forcible and/or against that person’s will; or where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Consent is a clear “yes,” not the absence of a “no.”
Sexual harassment is unwanted and unwelcome behavior, or attention, of a sexual nature ,sexual advances, forced sexual activity, statements about sexual orientation or sexuality, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. The behavior may be direct or implied.
A pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Threats, along with repeated harassing behavior that cause a person to fear for his or her personal safety. It can include the use of regular mail, e-mail, instant messaging, text messages, posting on social websites and/or faxes.
So What is Consent?
- A mutual agreement, based on a shared desire for specific sexual activities;
- An ongoing verbal interaction, taken one step at a time, to an expressed and honest yes;
- Mutual awareness of possible consequences of activities;
- Each partner remains open to and respects the other partner’s expression of agreement or disagreement to engage in the activity.
Corban University has zero tolerance for sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse and stalking on property owned, leased or controlled by Corban University. Anyone found participating in any of these activities will be subject to disciplinary action and or prosecution in accordance with Corban University and Oregon State laws.
Where to Report Incidents
Corban Campus Safety
Student Life/ Corban Wellness Services
503-375-7010 (Business hours)
503-877-8206 (After hours)
Corban Wellness Services is located on the first floor of Davidson Residence Hall. Hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis
Stalking or Restraining Order Information
Marion County District Attorney’s Office
100 High Street NE, 1st Floor
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday